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A Verizon insider allegedly tipped Android and Me of yummy details regarding the software maintenance release (MR) that Verizon promised for the HTC Thunderbolt.

The tipster confirmed the definitive... date for the release (June 30) but cautioned that the release specifications could still change a bit. And, there’s more: the software release will bring Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread to the HTC Thunderbo...

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Android users can now skip the stock music app with Play, an app developed by Yahoo! for free. Aside from being a music player, Play allows automatic scrobbling to Last.fm, identifies songs similar... to Shazam’s capability, and create playlists depending on a song or a mood, which is iTunes genius.

At first look, Play looks bare without the option to purchase songs (Yahoo! says that...

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Multitasking is what everyone seems to want to do. Of course, it’s mostly in the interest of productivity; just imagine being able to do several things at once – that would surely cut down... a lot on the time investment in most things. That’s why tabbed browsing is also popular. Just shift to one tab after another to get what you want to read or do. The trouble is that you only get to...

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Is your name Keith T. Maxwell? Probably not, eh–but it might as well be, if, like him, you have enough galactic patriotism to protect your home galaxy from alien foes. NVIDIA gave you several... weeks headstart to prepare yourself to wear Maxwell’s spacesuit, and now it’s time to do so–on your Tegra devices.

Just this week, Galaxy on Fire 2 THD became available on the...

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First New York City, now the whole of America will have its hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition. The tablet is now available at Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, Amazon, Micro Center,... Tiger Direct, and Newegg.

Retail price for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi is USD$499 and USD$599 for the 16-gigabyte and 32-gigabyte versions, respectively. The tablet will be available throu...

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About six days from now, J.K. Rowling will be revealing a mysterious new Harry Potter thing on the Pottermore website. Rowling registered the domain a couple of years ago and has recently updated it... with a tease ad regarding an upcoming “gathering of the owls.”

The upcoming “thing” is not a sequel to the Harry Potter series. Stone Hill Salt, Rowling’s PR compa...

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Sony Ericsson has announced that it will incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) chips in all its smartphones running Android. Its chip of choice is the PN65 manufactured by NXP Semiconductors.

This... is a bold second step after Sony Ericsson announced last April that it would hasten its shift towards Android-based smartphones.

Adding NFC capability to smartphones will help make consumers’ experi...

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Apps are hot and abundant. The Android Market has tens of thousands of them. There are more, too, in third-party sites and app markets. Looking for apps that work on your Android device can often... be such a big pain in your behind. The good and yummy apps are all out there, and finding them is often not very easy.

Yahoo! has come up with a solution for that–Yahoo! AppSpot, fresh a...

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The time has come for Motorola DROID X owners to be happy (or happier, if that’s the case). Especially if you’re addicted to movie flicks streamed over the Web, you’ll love hearing... about the Netflix app’s most recent update.

Although the Motorola DROID X is almost a year old on the market, running the Netflix app on the device has been nothing but difficult. But, th...

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Google plans to release a special sticker that will allow phones without built-in near field communication (NFC) capabilities to access the Google Wallet app. This intermediate solution was revealed... during the Q&A that was part of Google Wallet’s press launch and demo last May 26 in New York City.

The app virtualizes a user’s Citi MasterCard credit card or Google Prepaid Card by sto...